Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Ziegfeld Girl (1941). Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner. ** Robert Z. Leonard’s Ziegfeld Girls finds itself caught between glamorously portraying The Ziegfeld Follies in all their sequined, tasselly glory and constructing a grimy, realist tableau of the impact such short, sharp bursts of adulation andContinue reading “Ziegfeld Girl (1941)”

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). Directed Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers. ***** So intense is the finale of this picture that it is always a surprise to me that the sequence of this movie which everyone remembers – George’s breakdown, wish that he had never been born andContinue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)”